Sri Lanka economic crisis: Sri Lanka’s crisis-ridden Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Wednesday that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not asked him to resign. He has claimed amid reports of a rift between the two brothers that they are trying to solve the worst financial crisis. "same page" are on.
Sri Lanka facing severe economic crisis
Debt-ridden Sri Lanka has been facing an unprecedented economic turmoil since its independence from Britain in 1948. The crisis is due to a lack of foreign exchange, which means that the country cannot pay for imports of staple foods and fuels. Let us tell you that both the President and the Prime Minister are under increasing pressure due to heavy protests demanding their resignation to deal with the country’s worst economic crisis.
people took to the streets to protest against the government
Earlier this month, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had to remove his elder brother Chamal and eldest nephew Namal from the cabinet. This step was taken under the pressure of the continuing protests. People took to the streets and demanded accountability from the powerful ruling family for their inability to address the worst foreign exchange crisis the country has faced.